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Nutrition and dealing with stress

From Kim Larson, RDN, CSSD, CHC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Health Coach, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Spokesperson, and a partner of the Verdant Health Commission. Learn more at

Feeling your stress levels increase with fall kicking in? I know I notice a difference between summer and fall! Stress increases the hormone cortisol that can wreak havoc on your appetite leading to overeating and weight gain. This article gives some suggestions on how to keep cortisol levels down by reducing daily stress, along with how to eat well and manage your appetite in a healthy way.